Definition of Baganda in English:

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Baganda

Pronunciation: /bəˈɡändə/

plural noun (singular Muganda /mo͞oˈɡändə/)

An African people of the kingdom of Buganda, now forming part of Uganda.
Example sentences
  • A Muganda passes through the stages of omwana, omuvubuka, and omusajja or omukazi (man, woman).
  • Kingdoms of the Baganda, Bunyoro, Toro, Ankole, and Busoga peoples emerged, and they remained strong from the fourteenth century until the nineteenth century.
  • The most prominent indigenous clothing is found in southern Uganda among the Baganda.

adjective

Relating to the Baganda or their language.
Example sentences
  • Amadinda is a Hungarian ensemble but shares with the composer a strong interest in the African Baganda musical tradition.
  • The British are also accused of giving land to Baganda absentee landlords as gifts.
  • Mrs Naka [the consultant] told us a story of how the Baganda [a dominant Bantu tribe] men of long ago would detect pregnancies they were not responsible for when their wives developed eclampsia in later pregnancies.

Origin

A local name; compare with Kiswahili Waganda, Ganda, Luganda, Muganda.

Words that rhyme with Baganda

Amanda, Aranda, Banda, brander, candour (US candor), coriander, dander, expander, gander, germander, goosander, jacaranda, Leander, Luanda, Lysander, meander, memoranda, Menander, Miranda, oleander, panda, pander, pasanda, philander, propaganda, Rwanda, sander, Skanda, stander, Uganda, understander, Vanda, veranda, withstander, zander
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